About Us

Elizabeth Lee United Methodist Church is a historic church located in downtown Chickamauga, GA, just 13 miles from Chattanooga, TN.
Our church was founded in 1874 during the reconstruction period after the Civil War. The main campus building (sanctuary) was built in 1913 with additional facilities acquired over the years, including the Lillian-Ellis Center that houses our modern worship service called The Well, and the Jewell Property beside the church parsonage that is home to our Sunday School classes and new Youth Center.

Elizabeth Lee UMC is a multi-generational congregation that comes together with a purpose to
“Love God with your whole heart, and Love Others just as Christ loves us.”

We would love to help you find your home in our church! We have many groups, activities, and community events to be involved in apart from our Sunday Services, putting an emphasis on local missions, fellowship, community outreach, and passionate worship.

We would love to get to know you and your family better, and know that our arms are always open to welcome you again and again!


This is the originally built Sanctuary building that has the Fellowship hall in the back. This is where we meet for our Traditional Services on Sunday at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM. Our traditional worship services feature an organ, piano, hymns, Choir (11am), liturgy, prayer, and a message delivered from God’s Word that’s applicable to everyday life.

The Sanctuary is attached to the Education Building where Children’s Sunday School and Nursery meet.

The Well

The Lillian-Ellis Center, better known as The Well, is home to our Modern Worship Service who meet Sunday at 9:45 AM. Our modern worship features contemporary Christian worship music by The Well Band, a message delivered from God’s Word that’s applicable to everyday life, and liturgies that connect us to our Methodist roots.

This building is attached to the church office that is open M-TH from 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM.

Matthew's House

Matthew’s House is home to Adult Sunday School Classes as well as a meeting space for Youth upstairs in the “Upper Room”.

The church is working on various projects to use this new space during the week for the community in the short future.

ELUMC Campus Map
ELUMC Campus Map